Marist isn’t just a school in Chicago. It is part of a worldwide network and community of Marist Brothers and lay people. The Marist Brothers are a Roman Catholic community of men who follow the spirituality and charism of St. Marcellin Champagnat in educating young people to come to know and love Jesus and Mary. There are currently 5,000 brothers in 76 countries throughout the world.
St. Marcellin Champagnat was a young French priest who founded the order in 1817. He was canonized in 1999. His humble spirit and work ethic inspire Marist Brothers, young people, and lay adults all over the world. There are more than ten schools in the United States run or inspired by the Marist Brothers in operation today.
Upon graduation from a Marist school, alumni are encouraged to keep the spirit and mission alive by participating in the Marist Young Adult Program, which brings young people from across the country together to participate in service and events, and helps them grow as Christians and Marists.
Do you or someone you know feel called to become a Marist Brother? Learn more about this special vocation.